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Dodd Construction is Alabama state certified to install and repair basic and advanced septic tanks and field lines!            AOWB

Understanding And Taking
Care of Your Septic System

   
Maintaining Your Septic System
 
All drains, pipes and traps that carry waste water out of your home require maintenance.  Septic system maintenance involves periodic pumping.  Solid waste that accumulates in the tank must be pumped out in order to prevent it from spilling over into your drain field, which will cause your system to fail.  If your system fails, you may have to replace it.

  •  Learn the location of your tank and field lines
  •  Do not flush anything but toilet paper!
  •  Don't park vehicles over your tank or field lines
  •  Pump your septic tank every 3 - 5 years
  •  Keep your septic tank lid and clean outs easily accesible
  •  Do not plant anything but grass over your tank and lines
  •  Additives and cleaners are not necessary
  •  Do not put grease into your sink drains
  •  Divert rain water runoff from your septic drain field
  •  Do not build anything over your tank or field lines            
                 

Watch the video to learn how your septic tank works. Understanding how your septic system works and why you should maintain it is important!
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  Signs Your Septic System May Be Failing
 
  • Water or sewage backing up into the house
  • Alarm system sounding (if present on your system)
  • Gurgling in your sinks or toilets
  • Slow draining tubs or sinks
  • Puddles forming in your yard
  • Sunken areas in your yard
  • Foul odor outside or inside
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